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27 04, 2017

How to Simplify and Save Money on Your DOT Drug Testing Program

APRIL 27, 2017 - Whether you’re a large or small company, implementing your own drug and alcohol testing program can be a challenge. To make sure your program is FMCSA compliant involves a lot of research, planning and administrative work – all of which can be costly and time consuming. This is especially true for [...]

18 04, 2017

Understanding Your Post-Accident Testing Requirements

APRIL 18, 2017 - Accidents happen, even if you do everything in your power to prevent them. And although you may not be able to avoid an accident, what you can do is be prepared in case one occurs. As a DOT-regulated motor carrier, one of the most critical components of being prepared is understanding the [...]

11 04, 2017

Do You Need an ELD? An Overview of Exemptions

APRIL 11, 2017 - As the deadline for the ELD mandate approaches, it’s important that all motor carriers know whether they’ll need an ELD so they can start planning accordingly. If you currently fill out paper logs, you will most likely need an ELD in your vehicle by the December 17, 2017 deadline. And if [...]

5 04, 2017

Hair Testing Delayed: How it Impacts You

APRIL 5, 2017 - A proposed rule to federally mandate hair follicle drug testing for motor carriers has been delayed due to scientific and technical concerns. Although a congressional mandate required a rule in place by December 4, 2016, officials now estimate that the proposal won’t be released until at least late 2017 or early 2018. [...]

23 03, 2017

4 Reasons to Start Planning for the ELD Mandate Now

MARCH 23, 2017 - On December 17, 2017, the ELD mandate goes into effect. For drivers who currently fill out a paper log book, and don’t qualify for an exemption, this means you’ll need a compliant ELD product in your truck before the deadline. Keep in mind that while December might seem far away, you [...]

20 03, 2017

It’s Coming: The 2017 Roadcheck Inspection Blitz

MARCH 21, 2017 - The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) has announced the dates for its annual roadside inspection blitz, which will take place from Tuesday, June 6 through Thursday, June 8.  During this 72-hour period, approximately 17 Level 1 Inspections will be conducted every minute. During last year’s blitz, a total of 62,796 inspections were [...]

10 03, 2017

Q&A: DOT Random Drug & Alcohol Testing

MARCH 10, 2017 - The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires Random Drug & Alcohol Testing for anybody who operates vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating or Combination Weight Rating of at least 26,001 pounds; who operates vehicles that can transport at least 16 passengers including the driver; or who transports hazardous materials [...]

23 02, 2017

The Biennial MCS-150 Update: Are You in Compliance?

FEBRUARY 23, 2017 - There are a variety of reasons why motor carriers are required to update their MCS-150 filing.  Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the update, why it’s important and how to get it done fast. The MCS-150, or Motor Carrier Identification Report, is a form filed to [...]

14 02, 2017

Understanding Your Pre-Employment Drug Testing Requirements

FEBRUARY 14, 2017 - Most FMCSA-regulated business owners understand that drivers “have to take a drug test.” And although pre-employment drug testing is a relatively uncomplicated procedure, there are specific requirements that must be met. What is a Pre-Employment (PE) Drug Test? This is the initial urine drug screen that should be given after you [...]

7 02, 2017

UCR Enforcement – What You Need to Know

February 7, 2017 - As of January 1, 2017, roadside inspections to enforce the UCR program for 2016 and 2017 have begun. If you don’t currently have a UCR, it’s important you get one right away. Why? Unregistered motor carriers who cross state lines without one could be fined and have their trucks pulled off [...]